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Dec 10, 2013 9:00am PST
predecessors. you see them there, george w. bush, bill clinton and jimmy carter. the leaders of more than 90 countries in attendance there. >> president obama surprised a lot of people when he shook hands with the cuban president raul castro. you see it there. a rare gesture between the u.s. and cuba which have had pretty strained relations for the last half century or so. we're already getting reaction from cuba. we're going to get to the significance of that handshake and how it is being viewed in a moment. but first want to go to johannesburg. >> we've got reporters on all angles of the story including robyn curnow who was at the nelson mandela memorial service. now outside the home. i want to focus on the emotions here because it was incredible to watch. a lot of people here at least east coast time got up at 3:00 and 4:00 in the morning to see this historic occasion. you were there on the ground. give us a sense what that was like. >> i was speaking to christiane amanpour when we were watching at one point and both of us who obviously covered a few stories in our time looked at
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 9:00am PST
george w. bush and his wife and former first lady laura bush are en route to johannesburg. >> tomorrow when the official memorial service is going to take place, it's the city's soccer stadium. we want to go live to robin ker now outside of the mandela home. set the scene for us, the mood. this is day four of a ten-day mourning period. >> and i spoke to somebody close to mandela. they said it wasn't enough to not only say good-bye to such a great man but it wasn't enough to organize all of this. just imagine trying to organize more than 90 heads of state, plus more than 80,000 to 90,000 people in that stadium just for tomorrow. in terms of the way south africa is saying good-bye, you can see it behind me. it's starting to rain. people are still outside his home and they've been here nonstop since that thursday announcement. what is key is that they don't really care about what's happen inside the home. everybody seems to have their own personal intimate connection with mandela and they're coming here, playing flowers. it's a very, very special kind of feeling. a lot of par
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